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Aphasiology : Disorders and Clinical Practice

Aphasiology : Disorders and Clinical Practice - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0205480999

ISBN13: 978-0205480999
ISBN10: 0205480993
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Aphasiology : Disorders and Clinical Practice - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0205480999

G. Albyn Davis

ISBN13: 978-0205480999
ISBN10: 0205480993
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

The Second Edition ofAphasiology: Disorders and Clinical Practiceoffers a uniquely balanced and comprehensive presentation of aphasia, encompassing both theoretical study and clinical practice. New to this Edition: Updated informationon many topics, such asfunctional assessments and treatments(including ethnography and outcome measures) andmedical aspects and treatmentskeep the text current and competitive in the field. Anew chapter on dementiassupplements current chapters on other cognitive disorders (right hemisphere dysfunction and traumatic brain injury). Each of these chapters includes additional information on rehabilitation as well as up-to-date information on current research. Content has been reorganizedwithin and between chapters to maximize readability and ease of use as a course text. Psycholinguisticsbackground has been restructured to improve efficiency and readability of the text. Chapter 6 on ''Special Investigations''has been eliminated from this edition and its topics have been redistributed, improving the overall flow of the text. Practice quizzes and websitelistingsat the end of most chapters allow students to review what they have just learned and supplement their reading with additional online material.

Table of Contents

Preface.
1. INTRODUCTION TO ACQUIRED LANGUAGE DISORDERS Diagnosing aphasia Describing aphasia Explaining aphasia Treating aphasia
2. CAUSES OF THE APHASIAS Stroke Ischemic stroke Hemorrhage Tumor Focal cortical atrophy Clinical neurological examination Clinical brain imaging Localization and dissociation Clinical syndromes of aphasia Exceptional aphasias Summary and conclusions
3. CLINICAL ASSESSMENT AND DIAGNOSIS The first visit Diagnostic decisions Standard testing Psychometric constraints: The PICA Diagnosing syndromes: The Boston Exam Numerical classification: The WAB Diagnosing modular impairment: PALPA Brief tests and bedside screening Supplemental tests Notes on interpretation Martin Exeterrsquo;s initial report Summary and conclusions
4. INVESTIGATING APHASIA IN GENERAL Basic research in clinical aphasiology Word processing Sentence comprehension Explaining sentence comprehension deficit Object naming Productive word-finding Reading words Aphasia in bilingual individuals Summary and conclusions
5. INVESTIGATING SYMPTOMS AND SYNDROMES Agrammatism Asyntactic comprehension Anomic aphasia Conduction aphasia Wernickersquo;s aphasia Universal aphasia Martin Exeterrsquo;s aphasia Summary and conclusions
6. DISCOURSE AND COMMUNICATION Pragmatic language Discourse and text Discourse comprehension with aphasia Aphasic discourse production Conversation Nonverbal modalities Overall functional status Assessment of functional communication Assessing life participation Martin Exeterrsquo;s functional skills Summary and conclusions
7. RECOVERY AND PROGNOSIS Stroke and functional outcomes Measuring recovery of language

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